Nonprofit Grants Awarded to LYSB and the SARAH Inc.

Posted on April 10, 2024


Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) and the SARAH Inc., two non-profits in our community, have each been awarded a grant through the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. The purpose of these grants is to make capital improvements.

This includes – facility alterations, renovations, improvements, and additions; new construction; health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act projects; energy conservation improvements; information technology systems; technology that promotes client independence; purchase

Rep. Carney Presents Local Business with Legislative Citation

Posted on April 5, 2024


While my visit to Mar. Floral this past Wednesday fell just a few days outside of Women’s History Month, I still wanted to take the opportunity to present Marlee Spector, owner of the flower shop, with a legislative citation to congratulate her on the recent move to 875 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook and wish her many years of continued success in the community.

You can visit her website at


Bridge Replacement Project in Old Saybrook

Posted on April 4, 2024

The Department of Transportation announced the bridge over Back River on Route 154 in Old Saybrook will be completely replaced. A new bridge consisting of precast substructure elements and prestressed concrete slabs will be constructed.
In order to perform the work any existing utilities will need to be relocated. A new 12″ watermain will be installed as part of the construction. Upon completion, the overhead utilities will be relocated to approximately the same location.

Women’s History Month Essay Contest with Students from Old Saybrook Middle School

Posted on March 27, 2024


In recognition of Women’s History Month, I partnered with Old Saybrook Middle School for a 6th grade essay contest to highlight notable women from Connecticut and their impact on both the state and the life of the students.

Yesterday, I presented the winners Reid Goodale (overall winner) and Ava Becker (runner up) with a legislative citation to acknowledge their work in the contest and congratulate them on being chosen as the two winners. The school also provided the top six entrants with a gift

Rep. Carney Tours Women Owned Businesses

Posted on March 13, 2024

As part of Women’s History Month, I had an opportunity to visit The Bowerbird (Old Lyme, CT), Old Lyme Hardware, and The Chocolate Shell, three local businesses owned and operated by women.
For more than 30 years, the Bowbird has been an Old Lyme staple, offering a wide variety of unique items – from kid’s toys and clothes to locally hand-crafted products, chances are that you are if you are looking for the perfect gift for any occasion, you’re highly likely to find it among their more than 2,000

Transportation Hearing to Address Shore Line East Funding and Automated Traffic Enforcement

Posted on March 4, 2024


SB 277, An Act Restoring Services on the Shore Line East Rail Line, would restore Shore Line East rail service to the level that existed prior to the pandemic.

The public hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1D of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

If you’d like to testify, you can do so either in person or via Zoom. To register online, click here.


Registration will close on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m.

To submit written testimony, click here.

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Rep. Carney Recognized for Advocacy on Behalf of Small Towns

Posted on February 8, 2024


HARTFORD – In recognition of his work on behalf of Connecticut’s small towns, State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) has been named a recipient of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns’ (COST) Town Crier Award during their 2024 Town Meeting at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.

The award is given annually to legislators who have distinguished themselves as outstanding advocates on issues affecting Connecticut’s small towns.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Connecticut Council of Small Towns,

Op-Ed : CT Must Maintain its Fiscal Guardrails

Posted on February 5, 2024


It wasn’t long ago that Connecticut was facing year-after-year fiscal crises due to budget deficits. In my first year as State Representative, the legislature passed $895M in tax increases (I voted no), which did little to invoke confidence in Connecticut’s future. Even with that additional revenue, the state still faced a deficit in addition to the gargantuan unfunded state employee and teacher pension liabilities and retiree healthcare costs. These unfunded liabilities resulted from overly-generous

2024 House Republican Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 1, 2024


One of our top priorities this legislative session is ensuring the fiscal stability that was put into place with the adoption of the 2017 state budget remains.
Today, I joined my House Republican colleagues in releasing a series of proposals that focus on two main issues, Security and Safety. Within those are six additional areas we’d also like to address.

  • Responding to your public safety concerns
  • Protecting your pocketbook
  • Defending you from government overreach
  • Make state government responsive,

2024 Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun

Posted on January 19, 2024

As someone who represents towns along our beautiful coastline, it was great to have an opportunity to attend the 53rd annual Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun. This yearly event brings together enthusiasts, novices, manufacturers, and experts from the field to showcase various types of boats and marine related products.
I appreciated getting a chance to speak with and hear from several constituents and local business owners on their industry and get an update on any challenges or issues they